Friday, July 22, 2011

Answer to "Do you know?"

In my last post I asked you all if you could identify the fruit in the following picture.

Yes, they are figs! This is the first time I have ever seen or tried a fresh fig. I have only ever had a Fig Newton. :)  A fig tastes a lot like a plum, though the texture is somewhat different almost like a peach. Oh, and they are very sticky when first picked.
Inside of a fig

 Well, having had little experience with figs I went on a recipe search. With hardly any results. Two recipes for fig newtons that I would like to try here and here. I noticed many of the recipes have a lot of sugar in them, which I find interesting since a fig itself is so sweet. For right now I decided just to dry them in my borrowed dehydrator. So if anyone has any healthy or healthier recipes for figs PLEASE leave a comment! It will help me and Chloe N. out immensely.
 Two of the 4 1/2 trays of figs waiting to go into the dehydrator

Fig Fact: According to this website if you have latex allergies than the milky juice of figs (when first picked) can cause you to break out in a rash.

In addition to the figs we were also given a box of pears and some peaches. I'm drying some of the peaches with the figs and have started a crock pot of pears to turn into pear sauce.
Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day [is] the evil thereof. Matt. 6:31-34

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